Today I am 8 weeks + 1 day! Earlier this afternoon we had our graduation appointment with the clinic. We got to see the babies again and it was so cool to see how much bigger they have gotten in two weeks! They are measuring right where they should be and both have heartbeats in the 170s BPM. Here is an updated photo and you can see how much bigger they are!
While of course we were so excited to be graduating from the fertility clinic, it was also really hard to say goodbye to Dr. Stephens. We gave her a beautiful framed painting of a hatching embryo I found on etsy, and I wrote her a card. I told her we loved her and thanked her for helping us get pregnant! I still plan to update her throughout my pregnancy 🙂 We also got candy for the nurses and the embryology team- we couldn’t have done it without all of them either!
In two weeks we will meet our new OB and get to see the twins again! In other 8 week news I feel like crap. Around seven weeks I started getting aversions to meat and vegetables and feeling sick to my stomach. All I could manage to eat was carbs carbs carbs and then maybe some fruit. It’s been miserable. My new routine is coming home from work, napping for an hour, eating dinner and then going right to bed. Not fun. I am also dealing with extreme bloating- at the end of the day I swear I look 4-5 months pregnant. Dr Stephens assured me this was normal, but I just hate it!
Yes, being pregnant is harder than I expected it to be- lol. But I still wouldn’t give it up for anything- I’m so happy that I have twins growing inside! I am just very much looking forward to getting some energy back (and also being able to consume vegetables, I am sure not eating them doesn’t help with the bloat!)
Off to keep baking these babies! 💕